Aberdeen Bach Choir, Monteverdi String Band and His Majestys Sagbuts and Cornetts in St Machar's Cathedral December 2014

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Patrons John Butt and Emma Kirkby
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

Scottish Registered Charity No. SC008609

Aberdeen Bach Choir performs regularly in St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen. As well as works by J.S. Bach, the Choir, with over 100 voices, performs a wide variety of choral music from the 16th to the 21st Century.

Rehearsals for the April 2018 performance begin on Tuesday 9 January at High Church, Hilton.

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Please arrive early to collect music

rehearsal information

James Lobban
Conducting Scholar

Tobias Wolf, 2017-18 James Lobban Conducting Scholar

The 2017-18 james Lobban Conducting Scholar is Tobias Wolf

Sunday 29 April 2018
St Machar's Cathedral 7:45 p.m.

Lo Sposalizio

Aberdeen Bach Choir

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Theorbo continuo

This concert celebrates the centuries-old tradition of Venice’s annual carnival and ceremonial Marriage to the Sea. It will feature sacred, secular and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Rovetta, and contemporaries, as the choir presents a musical reconstruction of this event as it might have sounded in the 1630s.

The choir will be accompanied by the specialist period instrument group, and continuo will be provided by theorbo players. There will be ancient Venetian cornett fanfares, plainsong, and multi-part choral music from one of the richest genres of choral music and one of the most exhilarating periods of musical history.

Poster December 2017 Bach Christmas Oratorio

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programme notes

Alan Cooper review

Downloadable Programme

Aberdeen Bach Choir with Monteverdi String Band and His Majestys Sagbuts and Cornetts December 2014

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